Winter Weather Warning- National Weather Service

January 6, 2017

 

 

Winter Weather Briefing - 10:30 CST Friday 1/6

 

Overview:

 

HAZARD 1: Ice and sleet accumulation

AMMOUNTS: Highest accumulations over Southwest Mississippi where 0.1-0.25" of ice accumulation will be possible. Lower amounts generally below 0.1" for northern Florida parishes of Southeast Louisiana

WHERE: Areas generally along and north of a line from Grosse Tette to Baker to Franklinton

WHEN: Onset beginning from northwest to southeast now through 4pm, and lasting through midnight tonight

CONFIDENCE: High confidence in some ice impact. Moderate confidence in highest amounts and locations

 

HAZARD 2: Black Ice

WHAT: "Black Ice" forming on area roadways - mainly bridges and overpasses 

WHERE: Along/north of I-12/10 corridor
WHEN: Tonight

CONFIDENCE: Moderate confidence. Biggest impacts will be in areas where puddles remain after rains.

 

 

HAZARD 3: Low Wind Chills

VALUES: Wind chills in the mid teens and even single digits

WHERE: All of Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi, with coldest values in northern areas

WHEN: Coldest wind chills expected late tonight and early Saturday morning

CONFIDENCE: High

 

HAZARD 4: Strong winds

VALUES: Sustained winds 25-30 mph with gusts around 40mph

WHERE: Strongest winds will be around and to the south of Lake Pontchartrain and along the Mississippi Coast. 

WHEN: Strongest winds will be tonight and early Saturday morning

CONFIDENCE: High

 

HAZARD 5: Freezing Temperatures

VALUES: Temperatures in the 20s for northern areas and lower 30s southern areas

WHERE: All of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi away from the immediate LA Coast

WHEN: Tonight and Saturday Night

CONFIDENCE: High

 

Additional Information and Resources:

NWS New Orleans Website: www.weather.gov/neworleans

NWS New Orleans DSS Website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lix/?n=embrief

NWS New Orleans Facebook: www.facebook.com/NWSNewOrleans

NWS New Orleans Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWSNewOrleans

Online Weather Reporting: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site

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